Awesome round reel!!!
I have a Record RCN61 and I love it! It's amazing reel. It is very smooth, strong and long casting. My RCN61 is 4 years old and it's like a new.
Constantly I pick my RCN61 to admire it's beauty and quality construction. I would like to see the RCN41 to be produced again...
Tip: Replace a bushing in the spool shaft for one ballbearing. The performance and smoothness will be fantastic.
October 2, 2012
Over two years with this reel
I did a review a couple of years ago on this reel, and am very very pleased confident in this reel.Over two years with this reel, and I have given it a beating with big blues, cobia stripers, and fluke, and has never given me one problem, I just rinse it off at the dock and throw it back in the truck.
Since then, I have bought two more of the same and three Record 51's and a handful of 4601's for the fluke.
None of these reels have let me down with the great drag, and let me tell you about support, on some of my older models of Abu, I have turned them in for clean and service, they usually get back in ten days. My question, why would I need another brand of reels, when I have the best!
March 20, 2013
Record 50 is bulletproof!
I have had a record 50 in the 6:3-1 gearing and it is just a brute of a reel. Its actually my musky setup, holds almost 100 yards of 80# braided line for big casts and big fish. Drag works very well too. Deffinetly no complaints and very pleased.
October 3, 2012
My first Abu Garcia
My record 60 was my first expensive reel as i normaly used the walmart specials. What a difference. Matched with a stiff rod, this reel sings everytime it is cast. This is a great catfish rig. My only complaint with it is the line out alarm switch being made of plastic. For the money it should have been made of metal. I have been using it for about 3 years now and still no problems yet (knock on wood). I plan to buy the Abu Garcia CS Pro Rocket and match it with a St. Croix Musky rod to use for big cats and some saltwater trips i am planning. Hopefully the CS Pro performs as well as the Record 60. Abu Garcia is a trusted brand in my home so far.
August 17, 2012